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PARENT VOICE

The Alliance works with multiple parent groups, including the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC), the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) and the Birth and Foster Parent Partnership (BFPP).  We also honor all of the work that our members do to partner with parents at the state and community level. The Alliance’s parent organizations generate and create, both individually and collaboratively, many resources that share their parent voice. It is our hope that the resources you find here will help you share and celebrate Parent Voice!

APRIL is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

We all can play a role in supporting families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Child Abuse Prevention Month (also known as National Child Abuse Prevention Month) is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child maltreatment. April was designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States in 1983.

Get involved and help raise awareness by using these new and free tools from the Alliance. Our parent partners – the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) and the Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) – created these images to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect prevention through social media and other digital networks.

Because of the Coronavirus, we are facing a national public health emergency. We must take immediate action to protect the health and well-being of all children, their parents and communities. The Alliance and our parent partners are working tirelessly to create resources that promote the protective factors to keep families strong during this crisis.

What Gets Your Wheels Spinning? celebrates the voice of parents and how families are going positive places in their lives by building protective factors through everyday actions. The flip side offers suggestions for ways you can begin down this path by taking action today.

Protective Factors and the Coronavirus

April is a special month where we recognize and elevate the reality of preventing child abuse across the nation. The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC) has developed several tools to promote the Strengthening Families Protective Factors and help parents navigate the Coronavirus crisis. Each week, the ANPPC campaign will focus on a different protective factor beginning with Concrete Supports in Times of Need. Also, the ANPPC has created four memes or images each week for you to share on your social media and with your networks. The ANPPC thanks the Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center (CANTASD) for providing the “WE CAN” series of photos.

We ALL CAN be a part of this prevention effort while recognizing the immediate and unique experiences that the COVID-19 virus is creating in our lives and communities. By using the protective factors, parents and caregivers can build stronger families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Downloading the Images

When you click to download the images, you will download a JPEG of the image. Web links are not live in a JPEG, so be sure to include the tiny URL link provided with the image when sharing on social media. There is a suggested message for you to copy and use when posting the image on social media. This text provides links directly to the referenced resources and includes the hashtag #ctfresilienttogether

Victoria Hilt, a member of the ANPPC, created from her home a step-by-step video of how to download an image and post it to the various social media platforms. To view this 6-minute video, click on the button below.

Week 1 – Concrete Support in Times of Need

Supportive Sunday

Tuesday Tips

TA Thursday

Family Fun Friday

Children need to understand what Coronavirus is.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To help children understand the Coronavirus, read with them: My Coronavirus Story (Easter Seals – Illinois Autism Partnership) at https://tinyurl.com/u84zpva and Exploring the New Coronavirus – A Comic Just for Kids (NPR: Feb. 28, 2020) at https://tinyurl.com/sjs6qlu

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Help is often one call away.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During these stressful times, help is only a call away. For a list of national helplines go to https://tinyurl.com/r3yfm6k and for daily updates, visit the CDC website at https://tinyurl.com/wz7ojes

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Give yourself a break.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Take a break and do something fun. Download this 4-H activity guide with 60 hands-on educational activities for children. https://tinyurl.com/sx3dfr8

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Protective factors keep families strong.

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The Alliance National Parent Partnership Council celebrates National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Protective factors keep families strong. Check out these 6 scenarios and see how many protective factors you can identify. https://tinyurl.com/yyj6g56s

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Week 2 – Parental Resilience COMING SOON!

Partnership Academy Webinar Series

This series of webinars is created and sponsored by the Alliance National Parent Partnership Council (ANPPC). We believe that there are some hallmarks of great partnerships  – and we seek to find and build those hallmarks in partnerships between parent leaders and organizational leaders. The ANPPC continues to develop tools, technical assistance and other opportunities to encourage and build exemplary partnerships that demonstrate qualities such as common values, trust, mutual respect, defined expectations, synergy and great two-way communication. We hope that you will join us. If you missed any of these opportunities, we will always share materials from and recordings of past webinars.

Past Webinars:

October 8, 2019 – Tools and Tips To Get Your Wheels Spinning — Exploring the four stages of partnership

February 11, 2020 — Bringing Your Best To the Partnership — Exploring a new tool for digging into the four stages of partnership

  • Click Here to Download the Recording of the Webinar
  • Click Here to Download Materials from the Webinar